Shannon Bell has been named as the new director of the Office of Advocacy Relations (OAR), formerly the Office of Liaison Activities. Ms. Bell, whose appointment was effective October 29, previously served as deputy director of NCI's Office of Workforce Development. NCI Director Dr. John E. Niederhuber has relocated OAR in the immediate Office of the Director and appointed Special Assistant Anne Lubenow as his immediate liaison with individuals and organizations who advocate on behalf of cancer research. More information about OAR can be found at http://advocacy.cancer.gov.
Lowy, Schiffman Receive ACS Medals of Honor
Dr. Lowy, chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology in NCI's CCR, received the Medal of Honor for Basic Research for his contributions to basic science and research leading to the development of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which was carried out in close collaboration with his NCI colleague Dr. John Schiller. Dr. Schiffman, of the Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch in DCEG, received the Medal of Honor for Clinical Research for his work in molecular epidemiology relating to HPV.
If Memory Serves...
The earliest NCI cancer epidemiology studies in the late 1930s and early 1940s focused on two activities: a survey of radiation protection in hospitals and an evaluation of breast cancer therapy based on records from nine large cancer hospitals. (Read more)
For more information about the birth of NCI, go to http://www.cancer.gov/
Two NCI researchers were elected as AAAS Fellows for outstanding contributions under the Section on Medical Sciences. NCI Director Dr. John E. Niederhuber was elected for his pioneering research on MHC immunology and cancer stems cells, and outstanding leadership of the University of Wisconsin Cancer Center and NCI.
Dr. Mark C. Udey, director of the Dermatology Branch in CCR, was elected for seminal research on the biology of Langerhans cells and the role of E-Cadherin and TGF-beta in their development and localization.
NCI Hosts Public Forums on Biospecimen Resources
Teleconference Focuses on NCI-Frederick
Within the U.S., the teleconference can be accessed toll free at 1-800-857-6584; the passcode is FREDERICK. Toll-free playback will be available through December 8 at 1-866-379-4229. To view the series schedule, go to http://advocacy.cancer.gov/activities/teleconferences.